In a new article, British psychologist Ulrike Hahn and her team conclude that Bayesian models of belief change developed by LUIQ members can help explain public reception of climate science. Hahn et al also argue that these models have concrete policy implications and can aid in the communication of climate science consensus. The article refers extensively to seminal work on […]
In a recent article in Scientometrics, LUIQ members George Masterton, Erik J Olsson and Staffan Angere prove a number of “linking theorems” showing that link-based ranking on the web tracks importance in the limit as the number of webpages grow, given independence and minimal linking competence. The theorems provide a fundamental epistemological justification for link-based ranking on the web, analogous to […]
The algorithms governing social media promote polarization in the public debate. By stimulating disagreement social media could instead contribute to a more nuanced debate on various social issues. This is the view expressed in an opinion piece written by Rasmus K. Rendsvig and co-authors and published in the Danish magazine Information. Rasmus, a member of the research group LUIQ, is […]
Stefan Schubert is going to work at the Global Priorities Project, which is a collaboration between Centre for Effective Altruism and Future of Humanity Institute (Oxford). Schubert took his PhD in Theoretical Philosophy at the University of Lund and has since then been at the London School of Economics on a postdoc project funded by the Swedish Research Council.